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Old 06-08-13, 07:51 PM
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Bring me up to speed

Been away a bit. Some changes have taken place. A lot of new faces. Perhaps we are missing a few of the old group. A lot of names come to mind and I did some searching to see if certain people were still around.

First question. Did we lose the Otter Archives of amazing threads prior to 2009? It seems they are all gone?

Does The Edit King still edit? Is he still a handsome lad?

Does Thor still throw crackers?

Dark Elf still like beer?

Are you from before? You recall the crayon escapades with Preacher?

Do you still like Usual Suspects 2? THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE

SuzieQ?

Bothan Spies?

Did D.Pham become D.Phlamboyant? D.Phamous? D.Phallic?

Did Hand Solo ever come back?

Did the fun really leave the forum as was said in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and probably is still being said?

When did we start allowing name calling and profanity? Not that I am a prude... just we used to not allow it at this level.

Who else is still around from way back when?
Old 06-08-13, 07:54 PM
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Oh boy...
Old 06-08-13, 07:58 PM
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The Edit King & I had a lovechild.
Old 06-08-13, 07:59 PM
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Wow RandyC, how the hell you been? and where the hell you been?

Did you ever sell those 25 copies of Under Siege on laser disc?
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We're not allowed to insult but we've been waiting for a super moderator to replace the useless mods we do have.
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Every thread is either about male fashion, Japanese pubes, or religion.
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And sometimes all three at once!
Old 06-08-13, 08:13 PM
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Everyone here is either an atheist or a religious nutjob. there is no in between.

and Spottedfeather has you on ignore or you are a nobody.
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Wow RandyC, how the hell you been? and where the hell you been?

Did you ever sell those 25 copies of Under Siege on laser disc?
Been a bit busy. Took a nap, forgot to come back to Other.

Let's see- Built a multi-million dollar business. Spent a lot of money. Lost a lot of money. Traveled. It was fun times.

Heart problem. Near death. Restock of life. Divorce. Chargers started to suck. Sold most of my cars off. Became vegan. Downsized. Remarried. Working on new business stuff. Have some things in work.

I ended up tossing or giving away much of my belongings. But I still have a Pioneer CLD-909 LD player and maybe 300 disks. I tossed out all my Under Siege II movies. Apparently my constant insistence on here that this was the best movie EVER was not effective in marketing.
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When I took a vacation, I was near the top in total number of posts among the members. Now I see people with 40K 50K and more. Holy crap
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So GoPro put your car cam out of business?
Old 06-08-13, 08:29 PM
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GoPro made a huge dent in my business. At one point I was bigger than them. Oh well. I decided to not go to China to build and that was my mistake. My costs are way above the price they sell for. Of course we have tons of features they do not... but hard to justify for the consumer to pay for that.

So my market is smaller... but more upscale. I sell to FBI, NASA, Military and high end racing teams. In the end we have sold over 10,000 systems over 10 years. But GoPro sells that in a day.
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But we have something new in work and some new partnerships developing. So all is not bleak.
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I am still here and still considered the glue that bonds this community together.
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Are you still racing? Do you still have an unnatural attraction to Pink Floyd? Have you always had Red Molly in your sigline, but unnoticed by me?

To answer the questions in your first post, pretty much everyone you ask about has either left, rarely posts, or lurks and only posts in threads started by a returning old member. Thor is still active, and TEK comes and goes depending on how life is treating him. The forum is more rude and more profane. Even representatives of our corporate overlords recently asked for suggestions of how to bring back the fun.
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Answers-

Race less. But still do so. My real race car is in pieces and no immediate plans to get it finished.

I am driving someone else's old race prepped Fiat with less than 100hp...which has been interesting, coming from the massive hp cars I have been driving.

Pink Floyd. Yes of course. Saw The Wall 5 times in the last two years. Flew to Las Vegas to see them. Flew to Philadelphia. Had VIP backstage passes and got a personal tour and was able to go on stage 10 minutes before showtime. Very cool stuff.





My new wife has a number of PF tattoos.


Love RT in concert and Red Molly has been there for 5 years?
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We can post all the gore and violence we want, but the hint of anything slightly titillating the whole thread gets shut down.
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Did you use the word tit in that? I am afraid that will not do...



I personally hate gore stuff. Sorry if it is allowed now. I do like Boobies though.
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So the Noble is history?
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The Noble in it's day


I then bought a Rossion Q1 which was a more modern Noble. And for a year I had both.



I then sold the Noble and a year later sold the Rossion. Bought the racing MR2 above. Bought another MR2. Bought a Lotus Exige S... sold that last fall? Then driving a Caterham R400



Was on the list to get the McLaren, then spend the money on engineering instead. Wish I had bought the car.

Also bought and sold a handful of cars in the last couple years. Now retrenching with my original Honda Minivan from 1995, a 1960 Rambler wagon



And a Prius. I am on the list to get the new Electric Fiat 500. But not sure I will follow through on that next month.
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Hello
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Serious answer:
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I'm still waiting for a mod to change my name to Enormous Genitals.
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I started and sold a forum some years ago... it is called Lotustalk.com

I grew to hate the corporate overlords and swore to never make that mistake again.
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I'm still waiting for a mod to change my name to Enormous Genitals.

I am pretty sure I did that at one time...

But I am no longer admin..just a lowly supermod so I can't mess with names

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